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Shrew Culture, Myths, Stories and Poisonous Facts...
Shrew Legends, Folklore, Supersition &Myths

Shrews are called "Chien Shu" in Mandarin and "Chin Chih" in Taiwanese. Both means "money" and "mouse or rat". This is because the noise that shrews make sounds like the Chinese pronunciation of money. In Taiwan, a shrew at one's home should never be killed. The presence of the small animal means money coming. If you kill the shrew that entered your house, you cut off the source of money, ie. fortune.
Info by: Luis M. Chong L., Lab. of Entomology Dept. of Biology, CNSC P.O. Box 30-250 Taipei, Taiwan, China
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